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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:47 AM

The Cherokee Chief Wants Scott Brown to Apologize [View all]

Source: Boston Magazine

A day after Scott Brown supporters and staffers were caught on video taunting Elizabeth Warren supporters with tomahawk chop gestures and war cries, the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation would like a stronger reaction from the candidate. Chief Bill John Baker emailed a statement to reporters that reads, in part:

"The use of stereotypical “war whoop chants” and “tomahawk chops” are offensive and downright racist. It is those types of actions that perpetuate negative stereotypes and continue to minimize and degrade all native peoples."

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"We need individuals in the United States Senate who respect Native Americans and have an understanding of tribal issues. For that reason, I call upon Sen. Brown to apologize for the offensive actions of his staff and their uneducated, unenlightened and racist portrayal of native peoples."

Warren, of course, probably isn’t going to make the “racism” claim herself. When reporters asked if she was “appalled as a Native American,” she replied artfully that “I am appalled as an American,” reports the Herald. Brown said after the video started circulating that he “It is certainly something that I don’t condone” but it sounds like Baker wants a stronger repudiation.

Read more: http://blogs.bostonmagazine.com/boston_daily/2012/09/26/cherokee-chief-scott-brown-apologize/



Video of Brown's staff in action: http://blogs.bostonmagazine.com/boston_daily/2012/09/25/scott-brown-prefer-staff-native-american-impressions/

And I'm looking forward to Brown using his magic powers to identify the real ethnic background of Chief Bill John Baker, who's 1/32nd Cherokee:


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